Android Wear 2.0 recently went official with LG Watch Sport. Many smartwatch manufacturers are now working towards rolling Android Wear 2.0 update to their current lineup. Among these manufacturers, ASUS has announced that it will be rolling out Android Wear 2.0 update to its ZenWatch 3 and ZenWatch 2 in the second quarter of this year.
Today, the company took to Twitter for announcing the roll out period for Android Wear 2.0. In reply to a user's query, ASUS wrote that the "Android Wear 2.0 roll-out start date was last week, however, AW 2.0 will not come to the ZW 2/3 till early Q2." Now, it could also mean that the two smartwatches might be treated to the update in April as ASUS mentioned that it would be done in "early Q2".
Hey Joel -- the Android Wear 2.0 roll-out start date was last week, however, AW 2.0 will not come to the ZW 2/3 till early Q2.
— ASUS North America (@ASUSUSA) February 23, 2017
The Android Wear 2.0 debuted a few weeks ago, and many manufacturers are still struggling with testing and optimising it for their smartwatches. The only smartwatches that are currently running Android Wear 2.0 are LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style as they were launched recently. Android Wear 2.0 also features Android Pay feature, which will only be limited to smartwatches with NFC chip. If your smartwatch does not have NFC, the Android Pay won't be compatible with it.
Notably, in January, ASUS did roll out a significant update for ZenWatch 2 and the ZenWatch 3. It brought a slew of new features, performance stability, and Eco mode to the ZenWatch 3 interface. On the contrary, the ZenWatch 2 did not get new features, but the update brought much-needed security fixes for it.
To recall, Android Wear 2.0 brings plenty of upgrades to Google watchOS. It makes connectivity easier and also supports Google Assistant. The new version comes with support for standalone apps, which means that your smartwatch no longer needs to rely on a smartphone to access apps. The Android Wear 2.0 has opened new ways for developers to make apps, particularly for wearables.
For the ASUS ZenWatch 2 or ZenWatch 3 owners, your watch will become more useful with the Android Wear 2.0 update. You will get a bunch of new features with Google Assistant that will take your voice commands and perform functions.
Stay tuned with us for more news on Android Wear 2.0 update for ASUS ZenWatch 2 and ZenWatch 3.